Jungo, located between Sulphur and Winnemucca, is the site of a former town. Jungo started in 1910 as a station to the Western Pacific Railroad. The post office opened on January 31, 1911 and closed on May 31, 1952.
The 1914-1915 WPRR Descriptive Time Table stated: "These are the Jungo flats, a basin fifty mile in area, as level and as bare as a deal table. From Jungo many sheep and cattle are annually shipped. Westward from Jungo Is the barrier Antelope Range, over which the train climbs. The gravelly and greasy shale formations of the ascent indicate oil, and oil is being found in paying quantities."
Jungo is near the Jumbo Mine, which was a gold mine discovered by George B. Austin in 1936. Former President Herbert Hoover visited the mine and pronounced that the mine was worth holding on to. George Austin offered to pay for that advice and was told by Mr. Hoover "That kind of advice is free."
Jungo Road (aka Nevada State Route 49 is the road from Winnemucca to Gerlach. Apparently, this road is also known as Nevada Road #2048 (?). Near the Black Rock Desert playa, it is known as "The High Road.". From its western terminus between Gerlach and Empire, it passes near Frog (Garrett Ranch) Springs, Trego, Sulphur and Jungo, before terminating at Winnemucca.
- http://www.nytstore.com/ProdDetail.aspx?prodId=1585 (Dead link, 01-Dec-2013, possible source of Jungo Hotel picture?)
- "Joining the Jungo Boogie 100 Club - Winnemucca to Gerlach, NV," textual account.
- "Lost on Jungo Road" YouTube fictional account.
- "Traveling on Jungo Road," Tribe.net discussion.
- "Descriptive Time Tables, Denver and Rio Grande - Western Pacific, Winter 1914-1915."
- Ronald Willden, "General Geology of the Jackson Mountains Humboldt County, Nevada," Geological Survey Bulletin 1141-D, U.S. Dept. of the Interior, 1963
- Patent #1184044, WHEEL RIM. APPLICATION,", 1915, George B. Austin, Jungo.
- Nevada Historical Society, "Norton family correspondence, 1902-1936," Residents of Jungo.
- Time Magazine, "Jungo's Jumbo," Aug. 31, 1936
- The New York Times, "GROCER MILLING GOLD FROM HIS OWN MINE: San Francisco Paper Reports $500 a Day Output at Jungo, Nev. -- Hoover a Visitor", August 18, 1936.
- Berkeley Daily Gazette, "Epochal Gold Rush Expected at Jungo," August 29, 1936
- The New York Times, "A Dream of Gold Comes True," September 13, 1936. Includes images.
- The New York Times, "SUES OVER JUMBO MINE: Lender of $50 to Aid Gold Project Asks Third of '$50,000,000' Claim," November 5, 1936.
- Time Life Magazine, "photos of Jumbo Gold Mine-Jungo Nevada-Summer Geo. Austin And Family-Owners 1936." 195 photos of Jungo in 1936. Excellent photos
- Helen S. Carlson, "Nevada Place Names," p. 147. The Jungo post office operated from January 31, 1911 until May 31, 1952.
- Painting of the Jungo Hotel by McCoy (Humboldt Museum)
- Trego, Robert, "Black Rock Desert Roads," Nevada State Journal, October 23, 1955, p10-11. Low resolution images of Jungo, Robert Trego states that "Emergency Zephyr Water" was available at Jungo in 1955. Also mentioned are Sulphur and Jungo.
- Dayton Lummis, "Dust Devils," p. 72. By 1963, Jungo was deserted, but the hotel had not yet burned.
- http://nvghosttowns.topcities.com/humboldt/humlst.htm Jungo came into being in 1910 as a station when the Western Pacific Railroad was completed. Became the major shipping point for a huge area. A substantial town developed but by the 1930s, its usefulness was gone and Jungo faded. Since the 1940s, only a handful of hearty souls have lived here. A large hotel from the early days still stands as do a number of other buildings. (Dead link, 2-Dec-2013)
- GNIS Jungo (historical)
- GNIS Jungo Flat
- GNIS Jungo Post Office (historical) "Gamett, James, and Paher, Stanley W. Nevada Post Offices. Las Vegas: Nevada Publications, 1983, 176 pp. Discusses historical background of Nevada post offices. p81"
- Nevada Panorama Atlas, "Humboldt County, Jungo Flat,"
- Wikipedia, "Nevada State Route 49," State Route 49 is another name for Jungo Road.
- David L. Berger, "Ground-Water Recharge Through Active Sand Dunes in Northwestern Nevada," JAWRA Journal of the American Water Resources Association, Volume 28, Issue 5, pages 959–965, October 1992.
- David L. Berger, "Ground-water conditions and effects of mine dewatering in Desert Valley, Humboldt and Pershing Counties, northwestern Nevada, 1962-91," USGS Water-Resources Investigations Report: 95-4119, 1994.
- Thomas J. Lopes, "Hydrologic Evaluation of the Jungo Area, Southern Desert Valley, Nevada," USGS Open-File Report 2010-1009, 2010.